Saturday, August 14

Saturday Dose of Cute: A Cheeky Chick

And the Winners of the America's Best BBQ Giveaway

Two chicks and Mama Hen
I'd much rather have some BBQ—or pizza (photo taken 4/2/10)

Want to see more baby chick pics?

Congratulations to Allison at Novice Life and Kari at They Call Me Ellie May, winners of the America's Best BBQ book giveaway!AmericasBestBBQ cover
And thanks to all of you who entered the contest and shared your best barebecue stories, recipes, and—most importantly—favorite restaurants and rib joints. You can read what everybody had to say, as well as more about this fun book, in the comments section of the original post, which also includes my All Natural Homemade Barbecue Sauce recipe.
America's Best BBQ: 100 Recipes from America's Best Smokehouses, Pits, Shacks, Rib Joints, Roadhouses, and Restaurants (softcover, full color, 240 pages, cover price $19.99) definitely has a place on the bookshelf—or in the glove compartment—of any serious barbecue lover. Right now it's available at for the special bargain price of just $7.22. Do you come from a family of barbecue fans? Order a stack of copies and you'll be done with your holiday shopping in one hot summer swoop.

I have lots more book giveaways planned, so stay tuned. In the meantime, be sure to let me know if you come across some great barbecue in Missouri!

© 2010, the saucy foodie farm blog where one of us has gladly driven 90 miles out of the way—late at night, in the dark, in Arkansas—while hot on the trail of some reportedly really good barbecue. And thankfully it was good.


  1. ok, i give up. what the heck are they eating?

  2. Obviously I am required to say that the best BBQ in Missouri is my Dad's... but besides that:

    I'm from St. Louis, and I love me some Pappy's Smokehouse. Although I assume you're no where near St. Louis considering you have so many acres!

    I've heard from many many people that Hayden Drive-In has the best BBQ known to man, but it's down by the bootheel and a little far from me.

    Good luck in your search!

  3. Whew, glad that drive was worth it!

    We mainly do our own. We use a lemon/butter/pepper/garlic sauce that my momma use to make up.

  4. I love this picture!
    It made me smile (and I really needed a smile!)

    Take Care,



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